Ferrett Family History

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Ferrett Name Meaning

English (southern counties): nickname from Middle English ferette, fyrette ‘ferret’, literally ‘little thief’ (Old French fuiret, furet).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Errett, Barrett, Frett, Forrest, Parrett, Berrett, Merritt, Perret

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Ferrett Family Origin

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Ferrett Family Occupations

What did your Ferrett ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Ferrett family was Game Keeper. Agricultural Labourer, Annuitant and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ferrett. The most common Ferrett occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 8% of Ferrett's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Carpenter

  • Game Keeper


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ferrett ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ferrett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Ferrett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ferrett census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 608 immigration records available for the last name Ferrett. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 615 military records available for the last name Ferrett. For the veterans among your Ferrett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ferrett Life Expectancy

What is the average Ferrett lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Ferrett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Ferrett in 1964 was 74, and 90 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ferrett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ferrett ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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